US2435741A - Combined tongs and magnifying glass - Google Patents

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US2435741A
US2435741A US55956644A US2435741A US 2435741 A US2435741 A US 2435741A US 55956644 A US55956644 A US 55956644A US 2435741 A US2435741 A US 2435741A
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    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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Feb. 10, 1948.

W. O. F LEENOR COMBINED TONGS AND MAGNIFYING GLASS Filed Oct. 20, 1944 WARREN 0. Fl'EEfi/OR.

Patented Feb. 10, 1948 COMBINED TONGS AND G GLASS; 33,;

Warren 0. Fleeiior, Stafford, N. Y. 7 Application October 20, 1944,"S erial-No: 559,-566

' (c1. tie--39) Claims. 1

This invention relates to a combined tongs and magnifying glass. ,i

An object of this invention is the construction 1 of a simple and. eflicient device which can. be operated by one, handforjexamining objects.

Another object of the invention is the construction of a novel device that is operated by one hand for examining articles, such as stamps, under a magnifying glass.

. "-Astill further object of the invention is the; I constructionof a, noveiand efilcient device in which tongs and a magnifying device are peculiarly assembled, whereby an operator can manip- -ulate the-device with onehand for examining .15 Another object of this invention is the proviobjectasuch as stamps, jewelry, and the like.

sion of novel means whereby the tongs may revolve or rotate or turn in any direction within the sockets of the arms of the yoke, for the efficient examining of the object being inspected.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, my invention comprises certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and more particularly pointed out in'the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a plan view; of a device constructed in accordance with thisinvention.

Figure 2 is a view in side elevation, part of the magnifying device being shown in sections.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the yoke.

Figure 4 is a vertical, central, sectional view of the tongs.

Figure 5 is a, sectional view, taken on line 5-5, Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a, sectional view, taken on line 8-8, Figure 4.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary view of one of the handles of the tongs, shown in elevation.

Figure 8 is a sectional view, taken on line 8-4, Figure 7.

Figure 9 is a plan view of the spring.

Figure 10 is a, perspective view of the device, shown in operation.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, I designates the tongs, 2 the single piece substantially U-shaped yoke, and 3 the magnifying device. The tongs comprise two handles 4. Each 'handle 4 is provided with a hub 5. Each hub 5 has on its inner face a socket 6 and a lug 1 (Figs. 7 and 8). Each lug I is provided with an opening or aperture 8. When the two hubs 5 are placed together and pin 8 is inserted in the aperturns 8. the handles 4 will be pivotally secured 2 is together. Eachghubhl is provided witha longitudinally extending, spring receiving socket l0. A- spring His placed in sockets l0. around pin 9, with ends l2uof said spring extending towards the .;o'uter end' of, said handles 4. By this construction, jaws 13 are normally held securely together at theirouter .ends, Fig- 4.

The. hubs 5 constitute a ball-like structure, whereby the sockets H on arms 15 Of yoke 2 are adapted to turn, during the operationsof the device. The arms l5 extend from the body, of

. the substantially U -shape yoke 2, and said arms l5 havea sufllcient springy, action to allow the insertion ofand clamp upon the tongs, as shown.

Ears llpproject outwardly; from body 15,. Each ear has an aperture l8, through which a suitable pin l9 extends.

The magnifying device 3 comprises a, frame 2| that is provided with a cylinder-like projection 2|. A magnifying glass 22 is held in frame 20. The projection 2i is positioned between ears II, with pin I9 extending therethrough, whereby the frame 20 is adjustably mounted upon yoke 2. The movement of frame 20 is limited by the portions of the frame contiguous to the ears I! coming in contact therewith, as clearly shown in Figure 10.

When the operator desires to examine an object, such as the stamp 23, the same is grasped between the jaws l3 and the operator swings the yoke to a position substantially at right angles to the tongs, and then swings the magnifying device so as to focus properly on the article to be examined. This operation can be performed by one hand, two of the fingers grasping the handles of the tongs, and another finger manipulating the yoke and the magnifying device. Referring to Fig. 10, if it is desired to turn the stamp 23 over and observe the watermark, this may be done, since the tongs can be revolved upon the yoke; also, if it is desired to observe rock specimens or jewels, the tongs may be revolved degrees from the position shown in Fig. 10.

The term tongs, specified in the foregoing specification and the following claims, is used in a broad sense, meaning any clamping means, such as tongs, tweezers, pliers, etc., that have the novel features and combinations of my invention.

While I have described the preferred embodiment of my invention and illustrated the same in the accompanying drawings, certain minor changes or alterations may appear to one skilled in the art to which this invention relates during the extensive manufacture of the same, and I, therefore, reserve the right to make such changes or alterations as shall fairly fall within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is 1. In a device of the class described, the combination of a single piece substantially U-shape yoke provided with springy clamping arms, said arms provided with hub-holding means on their inner sides, tongs between said arms, saidtongs provided with a hub seated in said holding means, and a magnifying device hingedly mounted on said yoke.

2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a single piece substantially U-shape yoke provided with springy clamping arms, said.

arms provided on their outer end with inwardly extending sockets, tongs provided with a hub, and said hub seated in said sockets, whereby said tongs are held entirely in a movable condition,

and a magnifying device hingedly mounted on' said yoke.

3. In a device of the class described, the combination of tongs, said tongs comprising a pair of handles, each handle having a semi-cylindrical hub portion, one hub portion provided with a socket and an extending lug, the other socket portion provided with a socket and a lug to register with the socket and lug on the first mentioned socket portion, a yoke frictionally clamping the hub portions of said tongs, and magnifying means on said yoke.

4. In a device of the class described, the combination of tongs, said tongs comprising a pair -of handles, said handles provided near their "centers with a hub, said hub comprising interlocking socket and lug means, said handles pro- 4 vided with a coil spring around said interlocking socket and lug means, said spring provided with ends extending longitudinally of said handles, and a yoke provided with magnifying means frictionally engaging only said hub.

5. In a device of the class described, the combination of a single piece U-shaped yoke proyided with springy clamping arms, each arm being provided with a socket on its inner side and WARREN O. FLEENOR.

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UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 467,630 Roland Jan. 26, 1892 718,748 Boehm Jan. 20, 1903 1,056,307 Sullivan Mar. 18, 1913 2,355,161 Holstein Aug. 8, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 598,004 France Sept. 14, 1925 512,177 France Oct. 7, 1920 42,466 France May 2, 1933 (1st addition to 733,871)

. 378,727 Germany July 30, 1923 463,979 Germany Aug. 7, 1928 355,556 Germany June 28, 1922

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US3266494A (en) * 1963-08-26 1966-08-16 Possis Machine Corp Powered forceps
US4331381A (en) * 1980-06-16 1982-05-25 Hunter Radcliffe W Magnifying device
US4524647A (en) * 1982-10-01 1985-06-25 Holoff Manning Tweezer assembly
US4626971A (en) * 1985-05-17 1986-12-02 Schultz Pamela J Illuminated surgical tray apparatus
US4729635A (en) * 1986-07-21 1988-03-08 Innomed Inc. Hand-held microscope
US5311365A (en) * 1992-09-29 1994-05-10 Klearman Hayley M Combination tool
US5358297A (en) * 1992-04-21 1994-10-25 Coleman Kenneth J Tweezers with hinged magnifying glass
US5374092A (en) * 1992-06-17 1994-12-20 Steve E. Salinas Gemstone/small object retriever
US20070187440A1 (en) * 2006-01-23 2007-08-16 Rosenbaum Richard L Jewelry clasp fastening device with a magnifying lens in a foldable handle
DE102006043666A1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-04-03 Gem Optical Co., Ltd., Taiping Haiang Clamping and holding device for magnifying glass, has adjusting unit, which is provided with male bifurcated articulation part, female bifurcated articulation part and slide rod
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DE378727C (en) * 1923-07-30 Richard Korant magnifying glass
FR598004A (en) * 1925-05-12 1925-12-04 Slider with magnifying viewfinder slide rules and other applications
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DE355556C (en) * 1922-06-28 Wiese & Scheuer Auditors found for banknotes and securities
DE378727C (en) * 1923-07-30 Richard Korant magnifying glass
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US1056307A (en) * 1912-03-26 1913-03-18 James M Sullivan Seed-corn tester.
FR512177A (en) * 1919-08-22 1921-01-17 Baille Lemaire & Fils Magnifying telescopic frame and folding elements
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US3266494A (en) * 1963-08-26 1966-08-16 Possis Machine Corp Powered forceps
US4331381A (en) * 1980-06-16 1982-05-25 Hunter Radcliffe W Magnifying device
US4524647A (en) * 1982-10-01 1985-06-25 Holoff Manning Tweezer assembly
US4626971A (en) * 1985-05-17 1986-12-02 Schultz Pamela J Illuminated surgical tray apparatus
US4729635A (en) * 1986-07-21 1988-03-08 Innomed Inc. Hand-held microscope
US5358297A (en) * 1992-04-21 1994-10-25 Coleman Kenneth J Tweezers with hinged magnifying glass
US5374092A (en) * 1992-06-17 1994-12-20 Steve E. Salinas Gemstone/small object retriever
US5311365A (en) * 1992-09-29 1994-05-10 Klearman Hayley M Combination tool
US20070187440A1 (en) * 2006-01-23 2007-08-16 Rosenbaum Richard L Jewelry clasp fastening device with a magnifying lens in a foldable handle
DE102006043666A1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-04-03 Gem Optical Co., Ltd., Taiping Haiang Clamping and holding device for magnifying glass, has adjusting unit, which is provided with male bifurcated articulation part, female bifurcated articulation part and slide rod
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